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22 of the Most Interesting Museum Buildings Around the World

22 of the Most Interesting Museum Buildings Around the World



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Norway's Kon-Tiki museum agrees to return Easter Island items

Norway's Kon-Tiki museum agrees to return Easter Island itemsNorway agreed Thursday to hand back thousands of artefacts removed from Easter Island by the explorer Thor Heyerdahl during his trans-Pacific raft expeditions in the 1950s. An agreement was signed by representatives of Oslo’s Kon-Tiki Museum and officials of Chile’s culture ministry at a ceremony in Santiago as part of a state visit by Norway’s King Harald V and Queen Sonja. The museum pieces include carved artifacts and human bones from the Rapa-Nui, the first inhabitants of the remote Chilean island in the Pacific.



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Belgian Jewish museum trial interrupted as juror questioned

Belgian Jewish museum trial interrupted as juror questionedThe trial of a Frenchman accused of shooting dead four people at the Jewish museum of Belgium was briefly interrupted on Monday as police were summoned to question a juror. “We cannot start the closing arguments under these conditions,” judge Laurence Massart said, after recusing the juror for having communicated with outside parties. “This is probably a person in search of attention,” said Sebastien Courtoy, the lawyer for the accused Mehdi Nemmouche, referring to the juror’s work colleague.



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Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vets

Israeli leader pledges funds for museum for Jewish WWII vetsJERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Sunday that his government would allocate the necessary funds to complete a long-promised museum honoring Jewish World War II veterans.



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Seven jailed for life over Tunisian museum, hotel massacres

Seven jailed for life over Tunisian museum, hotel massacresA Tunisian court jailed seven people for life on Saturday for their involvement in two deadly militant attacks in 2015, one on a museum in Tunis and the other on a hotel in a Mediterranean resort. Other defendants received jail sentences ranging from 16 years to six months, state news agency TAP quoted court spokesman Soufiane Sliti as saying. The assault on the Bardo National Museum left 21 people dead, while 38 were killed in the beach resort of Sousse, some 150 kilometers (90 miles) south of the capital.



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AD and LIFEWTR Celebrate the Opening of The Haas Brothers: Ferngully at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami

AD and LIFEWTR Celebrate the Opening of The Haas Brothers: Ferngully at The Bass Museum of Art in Miami



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Smithsonian Museum Will Display Matthew Shepard's Belongings

Smithsonian Museum Will Display Matthew Shepard's BelongingsIt's a touching tribute honoring the memory of Matthew Shepard, 20 years after his gruesome death.



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5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As Fakes

5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As FakesFive fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the Museum of the Bible's most



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5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As Fakes

5 Bible Museum Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed As FakesFive fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, some of the Museum of the Bible's most



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Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hope

Fragments found in Brazil museum fire provide some hopeRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Firefighters found bone fragments from a collection in the still-smoldering National Museum, an official said Tuesday, raising hopes that a famed skull might somehow have survived a massive blaze that turned historic and scientific artifacts to ashes.



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